Victoria's Secret Model Shanina Shaik Swears By This Under-$5 Mascara
Add this affordable cult-favorite to your makeup bag ASAP
No matter whether she’s on the beach or on the red carpet, Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik is rocking a similar look: a radiant complexion, bold brows, and a natural lip. And though some of it comes naturally, the Australian-born model does have a few beauty products that help her achieve that low-key but high-impact look – and she’s sharing the three key items she can’t live without and how she uses them to get that glow.
First, to achieve her dramatic lashes, Shaik swears by Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara. “I’ve been using Maybelline mascara for too many years to count. It always creates a beautiful lash and really extends the lashes,” Shaik told People Style. The best part? You can find this award-winning mascara at your local drugstore for under $5.
Buy It! Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, $4.49; target.com
The 26-year-old model is also just as obsessed with Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line as the rest of us and therefore, turns to RiRi’s Match Stix whenever she needs some extra coverage. “I use it for any blemishes and under-eye concealer. It looks so natural on my skin,” Shaik explained.
Buy It! Fenty Match Stix Matte Skinstick, $25, sephora.com
A matte lip effortlessly pulls together Shaik’s natural look but the model prefers using a precise lip pencil rather than fussing with messy lip glosses and lipsticks. Her favorite? The NARS velvet matte lip pencil in the shade Dolce Vita for a natural flushed tint. “It’s the best natural lip stain,” Shaik said.
Buy It! NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $27; sephora.com
And despite her access to the best skincare on the planet, Shaik says fiancé DJ Ruckus (née Gregory Andrews) only steals one thing from her vanity, and for a very practical reason: “My Tweezerman tweezers for any stubborn ingrown hairs,” Shaik told People Style.
They’re as independent when it comes to style as they are with their grooming routines. Shaik reveals that she rather they come up with outfits on their own than step out in matching ensembles. “Greg and I rarely coordinate and I don’t think we need to. We encourage one another to have our own unique style,” Shaik said. But that doesn’t mean that a cute couple fashion moment is off-limits for the newly-engaged couple. “The only time we do coordinate an outfit style is if we attend an event together.”
When the model isn’t working alongside other Victoria’s Secret models and walking the runway for Chanel, she can be found participating in campaigns for brands she identifies with most. Most recently, Shaik joined forces with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to shoot ads for his Ciroc French Vanilla vodka. “I was so excited to hear that I would be part of the campaign,” Shaik said. “Ciroc is such an amazing, iconic brand. I love to have their cocktails when I’m out to dinner with friends or at a party.”
Celebrities including DJ Khaled, Ashanti, French Montana, and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs all made cameos in the project and Shaik revealed how special it was to work with the creative mind behind the campaign. “Diddy is an icon and there is a reason for that,” she said. “I’d met him socially before, but working with him is quite interesting because he is laser-focused and super professional. It’s really interesting to watch him in action and understand how his creative mind works.”
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